IRVINE, Calif., (PRWEB) March 7, 2006
StompSoft Inc., a leading manufacturer of award-winning backup, system utility, and online security/privacy software, today announced Digital Vault and Portable Vault, unique data security applications aimed at securing data at the file level, not the device level.
Digital Vault is a simple to use application that essentially creates one of more “vaults” on a PC’s hard drive. To secure a file or folder, it simply needs to be dragged into the vault, or mouse right clicked. This action “hides” the file inside the vault, which is protected by a Strong password. For additional security, data stored in the vault is encrypted with 256bit Blowfish encryption which is virtually impossible to crack.
Portable Vault, a slimmed down version of Digital Vault, is designed to work exclusively with flash memory devices such as USB flash memory drives or flash memory cards. Portable Vault creates a single secure vault on the flash drive, leaving the rest of the drive as a “free” area. The vault will expand as needed to accommodate added files and folders. There will be traditional USB and U3 versions of Portable Vault available.
Digital Vault can also be used to create vaults on removable media such as flash memory drives, cartridge based drives, or even removable hard drives. The Digital Vault application is embedded on the removable media so it can be used remotely by another person provided they have the password to access the vault. This allows sensitive information to be securely transported from one computer to another; even if the removable media is lost or stolen, the data will be secured and virtually impossible to be accessed by un-authorized persons. It is not widely known, but device level password protection can easily be circumvented with commercially available data recovery software. Digital Vault’s encryption ensures that even if the data can be accessed, it will be meaningless until decrypted.
“This level of information security is ideal for shared computers or for mobile computers that could become lost or stolen – at least the data will be safe!” said Michael Hummell, President of StompSoft. “Most people don’t realize that simple password protection of a device is most often a false sense of security. Many commercially available data recovery software applications including our own RecoverLost Data can find and recover information at the low level. Only encryption really protects the data” Hummell added.
Digital Vault can also be used to encrypt email messages in Microsoft® Outlook and Outlook Express for secure transmission. StompSoft will have available a free “reader” application that can be downloaded from the Stompsoft.com website to decrypt encrypted emails. This function is not supported in Portable Vault.
The new Digital Vault and Portable Vault applications work with PC computers running Windows® 2000 and XP Home/Professional operating systems. Digital Vault and Portable Vault applications will always be up-to-date as they contain an automatic update feature.
WORRY-FREE TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Reversing a common industry trend, StompSoft is pleased to offer end users telephone-based technical support Monday ~ Friday 8am ~ 5pm PST except nationally recognized holidays. Technical support is also available online at http://www.stompsoft.com.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Digital Vault will be available for a suggested retail price of $29.99. Portable Vault will be available for a suggested retail price of $9.99. Both applications are immediately available and can be purchased from popular US retailers, online from popular e-tailers, or direct from StompSoft’s webstore located at http://www.stompsoft.com
ABOUT STOMPSOFT INC.
Founded in 1996 as Stomp Inc., inventor the popular CD Stomper CD/DVD labeling system, StompSoft Inc. publishes award-winning software for both consumer and business users. StompSoft is a recognized leader in backup, system utility, and online security/privacy software. StompSoft’s popular BackUp MyPC has won numerous awards and continue to be the #1 selling backup and disaster recovery solution at retail. The company's popular DriveWasher and RecoverLost Data utilities are industry leading products as well. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif, StompSoft Inc. is a privately-held company. For more information call 949-263-8550 or visit http://www.stompsoft.com.